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Dropped fe- 230 camera in sand..spazzing out..help ASAP please

I accidently dropped it in the sand, when i go to turn it on, it spazzes out. what it does is it will turn on but the lens mechanics will go in and out like 4 times then it will shut itself off. i repeat it to try to clean out the sand, but wont work. help what should i do?! i need to take pictures of my graduation soon!

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  • dreamsaleem Jun 02, 2008

    same problem. What is the solution

  • Kmari Jun 11, 2008

    Same thing help please!

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    same thing here!

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    dropped it
    switch on spaazeed out


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Borrow a friends camera or buy another.
The motorized lens assembly is contaminated, and
your only recourse is to replace the entire assembly.
It has very close tolerances and even replacing it is no guarantee that all the sand particles could be cleaned out of the camera body.
Sorry. No easy fix this time.
Regards Paul

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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    Paul Hering Jun 12, 2008

    Hello To all,
    Heres your link... Olympusamerica.com or
    Consumer Division Tech Dept. 800-622-6372 8AM to 7PM EST
    Mon to Fri.
    They do have a trade in program even for sandy cameras : )
    A FE-230 is $139.00+ tax Free shipping and they throw in a free three year warranty thats worth $60.00 alone.
    Great Customer Service too.
    Regards paul


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